The SCORPION Unit is a four person team comprised of three deputies and a Sergeant. Sheriff Pounds created the Scorpion unit to deploy into high crime areas of the county to show criminals he means business. The officers will be driving the most state-of-the-art patrol cars and will possess all the necessary equipment and training to accomplish their objective. Their first assignment is the Thornton Road area. In their first month, the unit made 40 arrests: 19 misdemeanors and 21 felonies.